Lillie Turner is in love with clay – not a guy named Clay, as her husband’s name is Jeremy, but clay, as in pottery clay. Lillie’s first exposure to pottery was in 2015, at a community club taking 6 nights of wheel throwing classes. Throwing on the wheel did not come easy and is still a struggle somedays to center the clay, pull up the wall, and make pieces that match in shape and size, but she does not give up easily!      The community pottery club in town allowed potters 24 hours access to the studio which was great for a newbie who was very enthusiastic. Many hours were spent at the wheel- but Lillie had a keen interest in learning all aspects of pottery, so she volunteered to load kilns, maintain kilns, which gave her great experience early on. The next big step was to learn about glazes, with … Read the rest

Superflat is the Japanese postmodern art movement. These are just some guidelines and basics that I wanted to share with you all. However pls don’t feel the pressure to follow any of them if you don’t feel like. The first time I started painted a wall, it was a small wall in my room and I started without anyone teaching me how to paint on a wall. I treated it like another paper and started painting the way I would usually do. Slowly, I got a hang of what colors go together well and what tools work for me the most. The reason I am telling you this is that the above-mentioned points might give you a starting point or a direction but you are going to have most fun and create the best that you can if you forget the existing rules for a while and create your own … Read the rest

Figurative art, alternatively known as figurativism, is a style in art forms -predominantly in paintings and sculptures. Winkelman, M. (2003). Complementary therapy for addiction: Drumming out drugs”. American Journal of Public Health, 93(4), 647-651. Gilboa, A. (2012). Developments in the MAP: A method for describing and analyzing music therapy sessions. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 21(1), 57-79. Philly’s most profound art museum is very serious about this collection. Mo¨ckel M, Stork T, Vollert J (1995) Stress reduction through listening to music: effects on stress hormones, hemodynamics and mental state in patients with arterial hypertension and in healthy persons”. Dtsch Med Wochenschr120:745-752. A curated exhibition of artwork by high school students from the Albuquerque community offers a look at emerging work of a new generation of artists and a platform for professional artistic experience. N4th Gallery provides artistic and exhibition opportunities for under-represented groups in a creative and inclusive art center … Read the rest

Galerie Blue Square is dedicated to celebrating the talents of artists inspired by the principles and philosophies of the Russian avant-garde. Curtis, S.L. (2012). Music therapy and social justice: A personal journey. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 39(3), 209-213. A wet strip of rice paper moulded to and between a number of rounded rocks at the point on a shore where the sand ends and the rocks begin. The piece is in the tradition of earth works where the artist makes use of the natural environment as a component of the work. Here the artist’s intention is to create such a work without modifying or destroying the environment to create the piece. After photographing the scene the paper was retrieved. Roth, Richard. Local Self Portraits. Exh. cat. Hudson, New York: Hudson Opera House, 2010. The Pet Portraits Business: Do you love animals? Here is another angle on the above portraiture theme … Read the rest

Inspired by the radical innovations of late 19th-century painters and sculptors, 20th-century modernists pushed art to new frontiers of expression and abstraction, rewriting the rules about what constituted art and how its materials could be used. Born in York, Jean now lives in the heart of highland Perthshire. She has Scottish roots through her father’s family and went back to live north of the border over 20 years ago. However, it was her first visit to Ardnamurchan and the West Coast in 1990 that provided her with her greatest artistic inspiration where she fell in love with the landscape, light and colour she found there. These elements have been the centre of her creative output ever since. Castleman, Riva. Modern Art in Prints. Exh. cat. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1973. People on the autism spectrum present many different behavioral characteristics. At the core of the diagnosis of … Read the rest

What do we mean by contemporary art”? Solomon,Alan R. Jasper Johns. Exh. cat. New York: Jewish Museum, 1964. This exhibition documents the many faces that make up the North Fourth Art Center as working VSA Artists and Artist-Teachers take on the concept of identity through the exploration of artistic portraiture. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation, September 4-November 17, 1989. Traveled to: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, December 15, 1989-January 12, 1990. Leavitt, Dr. Thomas W. American Masters 1800-1966. Exh. cat. Los Angeles: Terry De Lapp Gallery, ACA American Masters Gallery, Feigen Palmer Gallery, 1966. The York Art Gallery is one of Yorkshire’s most important centres for art and art history. With many fine exhibitions visitor numbers continue to increase year on year. Definitely a very interesting place to visit. Raster Graphics image is a dot matrix data … Read the rest

In the not-so-recent past, when someone wanted to buy art, they had to walk into a gallery in a major city. Just as developing conceptions of ancestry provide important background for understanding the monastic programs, the development for the elite of architectural forms that accommodated ritual household devotion and decoration that depicted (actual and ideal) ancestors also enhances our understanding of the setting of the later programs. In early imperial elite houses, the tablinum, typically located on the side of the atrium facing the entrance, was a focal point of the household as the office, reception room, and location of a household shrine. The nexus of atrium and tablinum was where current household business and family history were concentrated: ancestor portraits were kept in this area, where they oversaw family celebrations and rites of passage, and inspired the young to emulate them; and this was where important household documents were … Read the rest

3D abstract art is a form of abstract art which uses the help of modern technology for the purpose of designing and drawing. From its foundation in the later fourth century, the monastery of Apa Apollo was semi-cenobitic, that is, it was a loosely regulated collection of hermitages under the aegis of Apa Apollo. Apollo, his teaching, and his monastery were well known within Egypt, Palestine, and beyond by the turn of the fifth century, thanks in part to the account of pilgrims from Palestine in the History of the Monks of Egypt. By the sixth century, when the monastery entered its most prosperous phase, with much new building, renovation, decoration, and redecoration, Apollo’s establishment was a double monastery with hundreds of groups, or households, of men and some women. As we know much more about the men of the monastery, I focus on the male viewer. To date, of … Read the rest

Impressionism was called “The New Painting” and just what did the nineteenth-century artistic world mean by that? So much so, that Nixon established the gallery Art Projects in Melbourne with then-wife artist Jenny Watson. The space not only was a platform for Nixon’s own works, and discussion around his beloved geometric abstraction, but also showed his contemporaries, among them Tony Clark, Robert Owen, Mike Parr and Imants Tillers. Once your budget is mostly spent on paint let’s see what else might come in handy. First of all, you need to have something to apply paint with and this is a choice which depends on your method of work and again the size of your project and surface of the wall. If you don’t go with the stenciled murals and spray paint you will definitely need good quality brushes, paint sprayer even rollers and roller extensions. You also shouldn’t forget ladders … Read the rest

Nail art is the most versatile and latest fashion statement today. Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago, IL. Arshile Gorky: Drawings from the Julien Levy Collection. 18 March – 26 April 1969. Catalogue. Richly illustrated and filled with fascinating insight on the Abstract Expressionism movement, this compelling book is the perfect accompaniment to our highly anticipated new exhibition. Many animal songs are highly structured, some in ways that overlap with human musical forms. For example, humpback whales sing series of ‘rhyming’ phrases, which begin differently and end with the same pattern, similar to the way human musical phrases may come to similar cadence points within a piece. Rhythmic entrainment — the ability to synchronize action or sound production to a regularly produced external pulse — was long thought to be a uniquely human ability. In the past 10 years, entrainment has been recognized in a growing list of non-human species, including several … Read the rest